High School Boys Basketball Update

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The Mater Dei Knights have advanced to the sectional round of the Class 2A Illinois High School Association playoffs.

Playing Friday night in the regional final at Gillespie, Mater Dei defeated Breese Central, 61-53.

In other Class 2A regional championship games, Teutopolis edged Pana 59-58 at Paris; Alton Marquette beat Roxana, 35-25, at Roxana; Marshall defeated Salem, 57-43, at Flora; Nashville stopped Belleville Althoff, 52-27 at Red Bud; and Murphysboro slipped past Pinckneyville, 50-48, at Murphysboro.

Mater Dei, Alton Marquette, Teutopolis and Marshall move on to the Shelbyville Sectional.

Tuesday at 7 p.m. it will be Marshall against Alton Marquette, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mater Dei will meet Teutopolis.

In area Class 1A regional title games Friday night, Altamont won its own regional, beating Dieterich 64-44. Okawville defeated Marissa 52-33 at Steeleville, Hardin Calhoun defeated Lincolnwood, 53-32, at Raymond; Central A & M beat Nokomis, 58-43, at Macon; and Effingham St. Anthony topped North Clay, 69-54 at Effingham.

Altamont is in the Casey Sectional and plays Central A&M at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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